RES2019-07: Research on Connected and Automated Vehicles Investment and Smart Infrastructure in Tennessee

Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, this project aims to assist the State of Tennessee prepare for future intelligent mobility strategies that encompass connected and automated vehicles, electric vehicles, multimodal personal and freight movements, all done in a safe, secure, and equitable way. The project has developed a series of five (5) supplementary reports that support intelligent mobility strategies—critical to achieving economic development, safety, mobility, energy, environmental, and equity goals. Intelligent mobility is enabled by large-scale data, tools for transportation modeling and artificial intelligence, simulation and visualization, multi-scale connectivity, and high-performance computing. Partnerships between government agencies, industry, and academic institutions are deemed critical to successfully deploying intelligent mobility strategies, as is workforce development. To assess the value of intelligent mobility strategies in Tennessee, the supplementary reports provide a framework by exploring different focus areas, including physical infrastructure, digital/smart infrastructure, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, policies and regulations, and associated public knowledge and acceptance. Specific topics covered in the reports and summarized below in this final report include fact-based research on readiness and investments in connected and automated vehicle technologies, infrastructure and vehicular communications, a review of smart corridor projects across the US, establishing an ecosystem for CAV data, data collection, data analytics, and simulations, and intelligent mobility readiness. The project informs policy and provides recommendations for TDOT on future developments of emerging technologies and contributes to the enhancement of intelligent mobility readiness in Tennessee.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2019-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Managing Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Elsaid, Said

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Khattak, Asad

  • Start Date: 20190501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220530
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220530
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771478
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2019-07
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 2021 3:29PM